Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

Salvatore Alesci, Irini Manoli, Marc R. Blackman

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DHEA is the acronym used to designate the hormone “dehydroepiandrosterone” also referred to as “prasterone.” The chemical name for DHEA is 5-androsten-3b-ol-17-one (Fig. 1). As a dietary supplement, it is marketed under different trade names (e.g., Nature’s Blend DHEA, Nature’s Bounty DHEA, DHEA Max, DHEA Fuel, etc.). A pharmaceutical-grade preparation, currently available only for experimental use, has been assigned the trade name Prestara (previously known as Aslera or GL701).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Dietary Supplements
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781482204056
ISBN (Print)0824755049, 9780824755041
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • General Health Professions
  • General Medicine


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